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GAO: DoD policy for reporting top-secret procurements unclear

Belva Martin, the director of acquisition and sourcing management issues at GAO, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the agency's latest report on the use of the national-security exception in defense contracting. GAO concluded the Defense Department's rules for when its agencies must disclose the use of the exception are unclear.

Tags: GAO , Belva Martin , In Depth , Francis Rose , contracting , Acquisition , Acquisition policy , national security exception

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 07:04pm EST

DoD Common Access Cards vulnerable to new hack?

Randy Vanderhoof, the executive director of the Smart Card Alliance, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to talk about a potential cybersecurity vulnerability with the Defense Department's Common Access Card.

Tags: Cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , In Depth , Francis Rose , Common Access Card , Smart Card Alliance , Randy Vanderhoof , smart cards

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 05:54pm EST

DoD, State agree to share more personnel

The Defense and State Departments have agreed on a new personnel-sharing agreement that State officials called the most "significant formal exchange of personnel" in the history of both departments. The new Memorandum of Understanding on the Non-Reimbursable Exchange of Personnel expands personnel-sharing between the two departments, which was capped at 50 positions. The MOU increases the number of DoD personnel working at State to 98.

Tags: State , Workforce , personnel exchange

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 04:59pm EST

Report: Citizen satisfaction with federal services slightly up in 2011

Satisfaction went up 2.3 percent in 2011, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index released today by Foresee. The bump comes after a decrease of 4.8 percent between 2009 and 2010.

Tags: Forrest Morgesson , ForeSee , ASCI , management , customer service , IRS , TSA , DHS , Treasury , State , Federal Drive

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 08:47am EST

Air Force reducing energy consumption in the air, on bases

The Air Force is hungry for energy like no agency in the federal government. The service's top energy official says they're trying to have a smaller appetite without hindering their mission.

Tags: On DoD , Air Force , Energy , Green government , Kevin Geiss , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 05:06am EST

The Pentagon cracks down on sexual assault

The Pentagon is preparing a series of new initiatives to try to curb sexual assaults in the military. "Sexual assault has no place in this department. It's is an affront to the basic American values we defend," said Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta as laid out the first in a series of proposal. According to Panetta, the steps include extending victim services to military spouses as well as Pentagon civilians and contractors working abroad and more money to prosecute perpetrators.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , J.J. Green

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 07:14pm EST

U.S. signs multi-nation agreement to pay for new satellite

Defense officials from Canada, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the U.S. have signed an agreement to share the costs of, and the bandwidth from, a Wideband Global Satellite.

Tags: DoD Report , satellite

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 08:30am EST

Panetta: US 'fully prepared' for an Iran challenge

Tags: Leon Panetta , Iran

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 10:30pm EST
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